I am proud to announce the launch of The Hollywood Reporter in Japan, the definitive voice of entertainment for over 90 years.
This is The Hollywood Reporter’s first international edition, giving Japan access to award-winning journalism, prestigious live events, and video series with unprecedented access to the biggest stars in entertainment.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome THR Japan into the THR family,” said Nekesa Mumbi Moody, THR’s editorial director. “THR Japan will forge its own unique identity as the leading voice of entertainment in the region while also embodying the journalistic excellence that THR represents. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”
“We look forward to working with our new partners at Hersey Shiga Global,” said Elisabeth Deutschman Rabishaw and Victoria Gold, executive vps and co-publishers of The Hollywood Reporter in Los Angeles. “The Hollywood Reporter is committed to expanding the reach of our premier entertainment content globally, and we look forward to this next phase of growth for our brand in this market.”
“We are extremely proud to have the opportunity to partner with The Hollywood Reporter, bringing the leading entertainment publication to a broader audience in Japan,” said Tsukasa Shiga, chairman of Hersey Shiga Global K.K. “We look forward to many years of collaborating with Penske Media and The Hollywood Reporter.”
“The global film and entertainment industry is going through ever-changing fast-paced growth with a shift towards Asia for future development. Being part of one of the most renowned publications in the entertainment industry, we will be at the forefront of Japan’s future growth in the film and entertainment news industry,” said David Schneider, general manager of The Hollywood Reporter Japan.
About The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a flagship entertainment media brand, offering in-depth reporting, analysis, unparalleled access, world-class photography and video, and feature exclusives in its award-winning weekly magazine and dynamic website. The Hollywood Reporter also boasts prestigious live events, industry-leading philanthropic, empowerment and diversity initiatives and hugely successful video series including “Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter,” which was nominated for a 2019 Daytime Emmy Award. In 2020, The Hollywood Reporter won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence, Special Interest, awarded by the American Society of Magazine Editors.
About Penske Media Corporation
Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading global media and information services company whose award-winning content attracts a passionate audience. Since 2004, PMC has been a pioneer in digital media and a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens across its ever-growing constellation of iconic brands, which includes Variety, Rolling Stone, VIBE, SXSW, Life is Beautiful, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, WWD, SHE Media, Robb Report, Sportico, Deadline, BGR, ARTnews, Fairchild Media, IndieWire, Dirt, Gold Derby, Spy.com, TVLine, Sourcing Journal, among many others. PMC’s journalists and content creators deliver daily the most comprehensive news and information in their industries and areas of coverage, unequaled in ambition, depth, and courage. In addition, PMC owns several vital cultural events such as SXSW, LA3C, and Life is Beautiful. Headquartered in New York and Los Angeles with additional offices in 14 countries worldwide, PMC believes companies should not only be profitable but also forces for good.
About Hersey Shiga Global K.K.
Hersey Shiga Global K.K. is a digital media company that has been providing media content to leading publications in Japan and overseas since 1970.
Penske Media Corporation
Hersey Shiga Global K.K., Media division